To Have or To Hold (’til Ebay do part)….. As a 40 something gamer, console and computer gaming has been a part of my life since as far back as I can remember. From the early days of handheld gaming, the infiltration of households by the then great Atari, the Sega/Nintendo, Spectrum/Commodore playground wars, the advent […]Read more "To Have or to Hold (’til EBay do part)…."
Hi guys and welcome back. As promised (*read ‘hoped’), I have managed to keep the momentum going with this build, I think through a mix of being reinvigorated along with some, much needed, days off work. It’s not quite there, but it’s close. In fact it is so close I can smell those Grunts, running scared…. […]Read more "ROBOTRON CABARET SCRATCH BUILD – PART 7."
Well, well, what have we here? It’s only a long overdue Robotron update. For those that have waited tolerantly for this next installment, I can only say ‘thank you’, you have the patience of Simon Templar, himself. For those that have randomly stumbled across this blog for the first time having googled to try and find an […]Read more "ROBOTRON CABARET SCRATCH BUILD – PART 6."
Hi guys and welcome back. My it has been a while, a long, long, while since my last update, almost 5 months to be exact. So what has been going on? Well, a lot, I guess, just not so much of the fun stuff. Life gets busy, work and family, simply eat up spare time […]Read more "New Year Resolutions – 2019."
Hi guys. After a very busy summer, it is time to share my progress, and see if my garage is still a garage or looking more akin to a proper man cave and games room. Is it finished? Well, let us see. Grab a brew, get comfy, there’s a bit to cover. Let’s quickly recap […]Read more "GARAGE TO GAMES ROOM – Part 2"
Hi everyone and thanks for coming back to read over what I have been up to. I have written previous posts in the past about attending arcade events, both of my NERG 2016 and PLAY Glasgow 2017 write-ups can be found by clicking on the links, but despite attending other events since then, I held back on […]Read more "North East Retro Gaming 2018"
Hi everyone and thanks for dropping by again. Today I am going to recount a recent road trip, north, to Glasgow and the adventure that unfolded in front of me leading to a most unexpected, yet very welcomed surprise. But first, we need to set the scene…. It was a Friday, in mid-May and I […]Read more "An Arcade Road Trip – Way up North…"
Hi guys and thanks for coming back to my blog. It has officially been bladdy ages since I posted anything here. I had hoped to keep the updates coming fairly regularly, with a new entry every fortnight, but the reality is, I just haven’t got the time. So, whilst I hope to certainly post more […]Read more "It’s been a while, but I’m back…"
Hi everyone. Thanks for popping back, I hope you will like where we end up by the bottom of the page – no scrolling ahead though!! In case you missed my last entry, or just want to catch up or refresh your memory, please click here to bring yourself up to speed with this build. In essence […]Read more "Donkey Kong Bartop Scratch Build – Part 2"
Hi folks. Whilst I wait for some much-needed parts to progress my Robotron Build, I thought I would take the time to look back, over another scratch build that I completed in 2015. There are a couple of reasons for this; One, it puts in the time until I can get the Robo build progressing again; […]Read more "Donkey Kong Bartop Scratch Build – Part 1"